- Sep 29, 2013
My top tip for avoiding lengthy negative fases: drink plenty of water, after the euphoric stage, and eat some chocolate. That will clear up most of the dullness.
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I’ve decided not to drink today, but I do have a few observations to record.The other effect to be aware off with alcohol is “the cloud”, a kind of fuzzing and obscuring of consciousness. It can be good, leading to well-being and a general improved state of relaxation, but it can also be bad, in that it decreases awareness.
some say it's genetic and related to a gene that codes for an enzyme that breaks down alcoholInteresting reading Kerome.
I think these days it's difficult to talk about 'cultural differences' with alcohol consumption.
History tells us about alcohol tolerance, and its affects. Western people (the ones who have consumed alcohol for hundreds/into the thousands of years) - have far more tolerance than certain other cultures or races.
In Britain/europe we drank beer/wine because the alternative was water and cholera! In the far-east they used boiling water and tea. Hence huge differences in today's world with tolerance levels and exposure to it. If you are of 'western' decent, then I think 1 beer per day won't harm you at all. Though I'm not a doctor!
The highest percentage problems with alcohol are the people most recently exposed to it - i.e since industrial revolution, so 300-400 years, and this is people like aboriginals, native americans, and eskimos, to name a few.